Watch Elton John, Miley Cyrus’ Tender ‘Tiny Dancer’ Duet at Grammys 2018
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Elton John continued his hot streak of Grammy duets with young artists as he joined Miley Cyrus to perform his classic song “Tiny Dancer.” John recently announced the dates of his final tour. John started the performance solo, with a single white rose on his piano as a nod to the Time’s Up movement. Cyrus took the stage in a ball gown, swaggering with her signature raspy twang for the song’s second verse. The pair harmonized and remained faithful to one...

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Grammys 2018: Watch Janelle Monae’s Moving Time’s Up Speech
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Janelle Monae spoke out in support of the Time’s Up movement during an inspirational speech at the 2018 Grammy Awards. “Tonight, I am proud to stand in solidarity as not just an artist but a young woman with my fellow sisters in this room who make up the music industry: artists, writers, assistants, publicists, CEO, producers, engineers and women from all sectors of the business,” she said, introducing Kesha’s poignant performance of “Praying.” “We are also daughters, wives, sisters, mothers...

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Watch Kesha’s Emotional, Star-Studded Delivery of ‘Praying’ of Grammys 2018
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Kesha showed her support for the #MeToo movement as she performed “Praying” on the Grammy stage. Camila Cabello, Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels, Bebe Rexha and Andra Day joined Kesha to sing her hit comeback song. Janelle Monae introduced the performance with a nod to the Time’s Up movement that launched around This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Kesha’s Emotional, Star-Studded Delivery of ‘Praying’ of Grammys...

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Grammys 2018: See DJ Khaled, Rihanna Nod to Harlem Renaissance for ‘Wild Thoughts’
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DJ Khaled made his Grammy stage debut tonight with his Santana-sampling hit “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. Khaled has been nominated twice in his career, including a Best Rap Album nod last year for Major This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Grammys 2018: See DJ Khaled, Rihanna Nod to Harlem Renaissance for ‘Wild...

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Grammys 2018: Watch Bruno Mars, Cardi B’s Colorful ‘Finesse’ Performance
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Bruno Mars and Cardi B performed the television debut of their joint single “Finesse” at this year’s Grammy Awards. The duo debuted their collaboration earlier this year with a colorful music video This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Grammys 2018: Watch Bruno Mars, Cardi B’s Colorful ‘Finesse’...

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Watch Pink Perform Dramatic ‘Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken’ at Grammys 2018
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P!nk performed a stirring version of orchestral ballad “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken” at the 2018 Grammy Awards. The pop singer stood stoically at center-stage, with a sign language interpreter unearthing a physical drama from the lyrics.  The vocalist’s single “What About Us” was nominated for Best Pop This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Pink Perform Dramatic ‘Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken’ at Grammys...

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Watch Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee Deliver Twerk-Heavy ‘Despacito’ at Grammys 2018
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Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee gave a nod to the clubs where their record-smashing international hit “Despacito” took off at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Zuleyka Rivera, the 2006 Miss Universe winner, appeared onstage with the duo. How Did Pop Music Get So Slow? Downtempo tracks like “Despacito” and “I’m the One” are dominating the charts. Top producers and songwriters discuss what’s behind pop’s big tempo dip Keeping it casual and comfortable, Fonsi and Yankee performed the worldwide...

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Grammys 2018: Watch Gary Clark Jr., Jon Batiste Salute Chuck Berry, Fats Domino
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Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste united to salute late rock pioneers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino with a fiery tribute at the 2018 Grammy Awards. The blues-rock artist and Late Show bandleader formed a trio with drummer Joe Saylor, Batiste’s Stay Human bandmate, honoring “two of the fathers of rock and roll that we lost last year.” Batiste opened fronting a impassioned version of Domino’s 1955 hit “Ain’t That a Shame.” As images of the late rocker flashed behind...

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Watch Sam Smith Perform Poignant ‘Pray’ With Gospel Choir at Grammys 2018
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Sam Smith performed his cinematic ballad “Pray” at the 2018 Grammy Awards. The singer enlisted a gospel choir for the slow-burning rendition, full of his trademark high notes and fluid vocal runs.  The British soul singer isn’t nominated for any awards at this year’s ceremony, having issued his  This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Sam Smith Perform Poignant ‘Pray’ With Gospel Choir at Grammys...

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Watch Lady Gaga Belt ‘Joanne’ Medley With Mark Ronson at Grammys 2018
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Lady Gaga took to the Grammys stage this year to perform her Joanne title track along with nominated song “Million Reasons” with producer Mark Ronson. The singer’s 2016 album Joanne is up for Best Pop Vocal Album and the single “Million Reasons” is nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance at This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Lady Gaga Belt ‘Joanne’ Medley With Mark Ronson at Grammys...

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Sunday, 28 January 2018
Grammys 2018: Watch Kendrick Lamar, U2’s Politically Charged Opening
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Kendrick Lamar recruited U2‘s Bono and the Edge for a thrilling, politically charged medley at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Dave This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Grammys 2018: Watch Kendrick Lamar, U2’s Politically Charged...

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Sunday, 28 January 2018
Grammys 2018: The Complete Winners List
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The 60th annual Grammy Awards returns to New York for the first time in 15 years when the music industry descends upon Madison Square Garden Sunday night. This year’s ceremony finds James Corden returning as host for the second year in a row, with performances by Bruno Mars, Rihanna, U2, Chris Stapleton, Miley Cyrus and Elton John among some of the year’s most anticipated performances. Here’s a full rundown of all the Grammy winners. Rolling Stone will be updating this...

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Jennifer Hudson to Portray Aretha Franklin in Biopic
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Jennifer Hudson will portray Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic about the Queen of Soul, Clive Davis revealed Saturday night at his annual pre-Grammys party. Davis made the announcement while introducing Hudson at the Jay-Z-honoring gala, where the singer performed a medley of Franklin’s hits including “Think,” “Rock Steady” and “Respect.” “When the biopic of the great Aretha Franklin is filmed next year, the artist anointed by Aretha herself to play her is the next performer. Aretha...

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Watch Run the Jewels Storm ‘Austin City Limits’
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Run the Jewels made their Austin City Limits debut Saturday as Killer Mike and El-P stormed the Moody Theatre stage for the hour-long episode. “We’re gonna light this shit on fire like Willie Nelson would light a joint,” the duo warned prior to the performance, filmed in October 2017 at the venerable Austin venue. The 14-song episode featured cuts off Run the Jewels 3 as well as fan favorite songs as well as appearances by Boots and Joi. In addition...

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Sunday, 28 January 2018
Jay-Z’s ‘Van Jones Show’ Interview Elicits Donald Trump Tweet
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Jay-Z talked Donald Trump, Colin Kaepernick, #MeToo and more as guest on the first episode of CNN’s Van Jones Show. The rapper’s appearance also elicited a Twitter response from the president Sunday morning. With unemployment among African-Americans dropping under Trump, Jones asked Jay-Z whether the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Jay-Z’s ‘Van Jones Show’ Interview Elicits Donald Trump...

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Sunday, 28 January 2018
Clive Davis, Alicia Keys Honor Jay-Z at Pre-Grammys Gala
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Veteran record executive Clive Davis attempted a complex balancing act at his annual pre-Grammy Gala Saturday night at the Sheraton Hotel in Times Square: how to celebrate the vintage sounds of bygone pop eras with current superstars side by side. The evening seesawed frequently and sometimes incongruously between these two poles. Barry Manilow sang standards; Migos rapped a gruff, hyper-modern hit. Throwback Broadway pomp collided with a more recent global phenomenon: Luis Fonsi’s lithe, smacking reggaeton, sung almost entirely in...

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Sunday, 28 January 2018
Harry Styles, Haim and Bill Clinton Honor Fleetwood Mac’s Legacy at MusiCares Tribute
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In Lindsey Buckingham’s own words as he stood alongside his Fleetwood Mac bandmates to accept MusiCares Person(s) of the Year Award at Radio City Music Hall, the band was “a group of chemistry.” That chemistry of drama, anger, love, sadness and sense of family has created one of pop’s most enduring musical canons, and as a steady stream of much younger artists took the stage — many of whom weren’t even born when the band released Rumours, and some born...

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Saturday, 27 January 2018
‘Electric Dreams’ Adapts Philip K. Dick But With Actual Women
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Electric Dreams is a new anthology show based on the science fiction of Philip K. Dick, whose work has also inspired such films as Blade Runner, Total Recall, and Minority Report. Writer Anthony Ha is a huge PKD fan, but admits that Dick’s characterization is often a weak point. “I think in general he has a few stock types,” Ha says in Episode 292 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. “They can be deployed effectively—there’s the sort of...

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Hear Lil Wayne’s New ‘Dedication 6: Reloaded’ Mixtape
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A month after Lil Wayne returned with his Dedication 6 mixtape, the rapper dropped a second installment Friday titled Dedication 6: Reloaded. The 20-track Dedication 6: Reloaded features a pair of previously released tracks – “Family Feud” with Drake, a remix of the Jay-Z track of the same name, and “Big Bad Wolf” – as well as new collaborations with Gudda Gudda (“Gumbo”), Juelz Santana (“Bloody Mary”) and Lil Twist (“Too Hot for TV”). The mixtape also utilizes the beats...

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Watch Haim’s Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed Video for ‘Night So Long’
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Haim once again team with director Paul Thomas Anderson for the band’s live video for “Night So Long,” a track off the sisters’ latest album Something to Tell You. Recorded at the empty Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the video is composed close-ups on the Haim sisters’ faces as they soundcheck the sparse rendition of Something to Tell You‘s moody closer. In the video’s closing minute, the action suddenly cuts to Haim playing the track in front of a packed...

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